Date: Tue, 21 Mar 1995 02:00:00 LCL From: "M. Lynne Murphy" <104LYN[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MUSE.ARTS.WITS.AC.ZA> Subject: Re: The Elusive New England Thick Shake ok, i wasn't going to get into this one but... when i moved to western mass (amherst), it was explained to me that a milkshake didn't have ice cream and a frappe did. now, the informants were from eastern mass., but they were backed up by the menu at a restaurant i frequented in hadley. (who knows where the menu writer was from.) i loved that menu because it translated for whomever doesn't know what a frappe is in a sort of (what i think of as typical) new england isolationist way: Frappes (Cabinets)...............2.95 incidentally, if you want a good frappe, go to herrell's in northampton. god, this string is making me homesick. if only i could get someone to mail me a scoop of malted vanilla. lynne --------------------------------------------------------------------- Dr. M. Lynne Murphy 104lyn[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] Department of Linguistics phone: 27(11)716-2340 University of the Witwatersrand fax: 27(11)716-8030 Johannesburg 2050 SOUTH AFRICA